Upgrade from SP1 to SP2 + Cumulative Updates

Posted on 2011-05-04
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi All,

I just wanted to confirm a few issues that have been troubling me on the Test Environment:

If I am upgrading from MOSS 2007 SP1 ( 32bit to MOSS 2007 SP2 including cumulative updates.

Should I do the following;

1. Install SP2 and then each individual updates (obviously the versions from bottom to the top):

12.0.6557.5000       April Cumulative Update
12.0.6554.5000      February Cumulative Update
12.0.6550.5002       December Cumlative Update
12.0.6548.5000      October Cumulative Update
12.0.6545.5001      August Cumulative Update
12.0.6539.5000      June Cumulative Update
12.0.6535.5000      April Cumulative Update
12.0.6529.5000      February Cumulative Update
12.0.6524.5000       December Cumulative Update
12.0.6520.5000      October Cumulative Update
12.0.6514.5000      August Cumulative Update (New Build)
12.0.6510.5003      June Cumulative Update (CU) for Office SharePoint Server 2007
12.0.6510.5003      June Cumulative Update (CU) for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0       April Cumulative Update (CU)

After all the updates have been installed, then run PSCONFIG?  

Or should I run PSconfig for each version updates?  That is after installing April 2009 cumulative  WSS3.0 and MOSS 2007 updates, run psconfig.  Then proceed to install June 2009 Cumulative update, run psconfig and so on?



- SP2
- April 2011 Cumulative Update  for WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007
- Run PS config.

Will April 2011 Cumulative Update includes all updates since SP2?

What is the recommended steps?

Please note I will be doing this upgrade on the production environment that has already done AD migration, therefore causing Search not to work.  

Please let me know if you require further information!

Thanks for your help! Ezs.

Question by:ezskol
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    Expert Comment

    Option 2. Whichever Cumulative Update you install will include the previous Cumulative Updates because, well, it's cumulative. :)
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    Author Comment

    Thanks Jessc!

    I thought the same thing, but I noticed that the latest April 2011 Cumulative update file sizes for both MOSS 2007 (75MB)  and WSS3.0 (33MB) makes it a concern.  Previous Cumulative updates can go to about 395MB.   Should I be concerned?  

    And also, I forgot to mention that I also have a 2nd SharePoint server, how should I go by with installing cumulative updates on both server?  That is, install wss 3.0 SP2, moss 2007 SP2, install cumulative updates, apply psconfig.  Then do the same thing to the 2nd server???

    Thanks, Ezs.

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    Accepted Solution

    Service Pack 2 is a requirement for any CU after August 2010. Any CU prior to that will be larger, as it contains updates that were rolled in to SP2. After you install SP2, that becomes the new baseline, and CU will become smaller again, because they only contain the changes after SP2.

    To give you comfort on the install, I highly recommend you reference the following section in the TechNet article:

    Deploy software updates for Office SharePoint Server 2007 - Installation steps
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    Author Closing Comment

    Great answer!

    Thank you!


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